Does the USSR still EXIST?

Hello Blazers... Ok I'm too old to know what that is actually supposed to mean, I guess, but it is the signing in... sign (?) of NFKRZ, your 'favourite neighbourhood Russian' as he likes to also call himself, and today I have a couple of interesting, to say the least, videos he's put out. How …

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From Around the Web – Would you eat Crimean Fried Chicken?

Hi all. Today I'm presenting a really interesting video to you from Russian Youtuber Roman, or 'NFKRZ' (which I believe means something a little rude!). He presents life usually from his Russian hometown Chelyabinsk, and had collaborated with 'Mr Bald' from Bald and Bankrupt fame. I will be highlighting more of his videos in the …

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Know Before you Go – Visa for Russia

If Russia is a country you are considering visiting, then you’re best to start planning as well before your departure date as you can. For the Russian Visa is not as straight forward to organise as most others. Whereas visas seem to slowly being phased out, or replaced with Electronic Visas which you can get …

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City Rumble – Berlin versus Moscow

Okay. So here I’ve set myself up haven’t I? This is a really tricky face off between two BIG cities. One I’ve already had in a rumble before – that’s Moscow, when it faced off against compatriot Saint Petersburg. It didn’t quite win the race there. Will it fair any better against Germany’s capital? Read …

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Irkutsk – An introduction to Siberia and Eastern Russia

Last year I fulfilled one of the items on my bucket list, that was to take the trans-Mongolian through China, Mongolia and Russia to Moscow. On the way, I stopped off in a few cities/towns, and my first stop in Russia was the Siberian city of Irkutsk. It was a place I hadn’t heard, read …

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In Search of Stalin’s Seven Sisters

Ever since I visited Russia earlier this year, and to be more precise Moscow, I wanted to do a post on ‘Stalin’s Seven Sisters’. It’s the sort of thing that appeals to me I guess – something to see, to hunt out in a city and say you saw them all. What are Stalin’s Seven …

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